May 30th to June 1st 2013
Blockupy is back: In May 2012, activists gathered in the banking area of Frankfurt to protest against the austerity politics of the German government and the Troika (EU, ECB, IMF). From May 30th to June 1st 2013 we will return for European action days in the heart of the European authoritarian crisis regime in Frankfurt/Main.
At the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) we will send a powerful signal of solidarity with all those affected by the current politics of austerity and cuts.
As a symbol of struggle against austerity rule we will organise mass blockades of the ECB in Frankfurt on May 31st. We will move on to actions in a “second wave” in the late morning to other protagonists of the crisis, such as the Deutsche Bank. Our aim on May 31st is to visibly disturb the usual business proceedings of the ECB as well as other protagonists of the crisis regime.
On June 1st, the European action day, we call for a large international demonstration, together with many thousands of people from all over Europe.
The action camp at Rebstock will serve as a political and social meeting point for Blockupy. On Thursday, May 30th, we, activists and affinity groups, will gather there and prepare the actions together.
A short flyer will be available soon for the action days containing basic information.
The location for the camp is at Rebstock. The Camp will be set up from Monday (May 27) onwards and opened on Wednesday (May 29). There will be a programme of discussions and cultural events, which will also be available in English later. http://notroika.org/camp/programm
May 31st: Mass blockades of the European Central Bank (ECB)
Blockupy Zeil: 12:30 pm at Primark, Zeil 94, Am Springbrunnen
Further actions: Rally at Deutsche Bank against landgrabbing, actions at real estate corporations against evictions.
Blockupy Deportation Airport! action: http://blockupy-frankfurt.org/en/1166/may-31st-blockupy-deportation-airport/
June 1st: large international demonstration: rally at 11h00 am at Baseler Platz (near main train station).
The demonstration will go to the ECB (Willy-Brandt-Platz) with a short rally.
An international assembly will discuss the future of resistance.
There will be protests on June 1st in other countries as well, for instance in Portugal, Spain, Cyprus, Slovenia, France, Greece, Italy, and the UK. In London the demonstration will start at 2pm at HM Treasury, 1 Royal Horse Guards, symbol of austerity forces in the United Kingdom. A march will then proceed to the European Comission representation in the UK, at 34 Smith Square, symbol of the austerity forces in Europe.
International Call: From the crisis’ edges to the power’s core: https://blockupy-frankfurt.org/en/1081/international-call/
Blockupy call from Germany: https://blockupy-frankfurt.org/en/call-for-action/
International call for June 1st from Portugal: http://interoccupy.net/blog/peoples-united-against-the-troika-international-protest-on-the-1st-of-june/
There are many other calls for Blockupy, from trade unionists, students, the ‘Ums Ganze’ network, etc.
IL (Interventionist Left) call: Waiting no more. Staying in movement. Blockupy 2013: http://blockupy-frankfurt.org/en/1292/waiting-no-more-staying-in-movement-blockupy-2013/
Feminist call: Let’s care! Let’s dance! Let’s bloccupy – the feminist way! Shake up social and economic conditions – the care revolution! http://blockupy-frankfurt.org/en/1274/lets-care-lets-dance-lets-bloccupy-the-feminist-way-shake-up-social-and-economic-conditions-the-care-revolution/
Documents preparing the action days
General character of the demonstration, Saturday June 1st 2013 (in German: Demobild): http://blockupy-frankfurt.org/en/1256/the-general-character-of-the-demonstration-saturday-june-1st-2013/
Overall vision for the actions and blockades on Friday May 31st in the financial district of Frankfurt and beyond… (in German: Aktionsbild): http://blockupy-frankfurt.org/en/1076/overall-vision/
Action Agreements for Friday, May 31st 2013 (in German: Aktionskonsens): http://blockupy-frankfurt.org/en/1074/action-agreements/
There is a Legal Team in Frankfurt (called Ermittlungsausschuss (EA) in German), an office of activists with contacts to lawyers, they can be called if you or your friends are arrested.
Legal Info (1012) in several languages (booklet by Rote Hilfe): What to do at demonstrations in case of repression:
English version (pdf): http://www.notroika.org/sites/notroika.org/files/medien/dokus/ea-flyer05-2012en.pdf
French: Consignes de comportement lors de manifs: http://www.notroika.org/sites/notroika.org/files/medien/dokus/ea-flyer05-2012fr.pdf
Spanish: Consejos practicos en manifestaciones: http://www.notroika.org/sites/notroika.org/files/medien/dokus/ea-flyer05-2012sp.pdf
Italian, Polish and Greek: http://www.rote-hilfe.de/downloads/category/8-legalinfo-in-other-languages
Posters, flyers, etc.: http://blockupy-frankfurt.org/material/plakate-flyer-sticker/